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calling it the bay area's sin city. the common crime slipping under the radar. >> it's about rick, about this man who i would have very much liked to and been honored to have been met. >> an unsung hero of 9/11 a vietnam vet who led 2700 colleagues to safety. how the san francisco opera is bringing his story to life. good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm dana king. the san bruno blast is mostly pg&e's fault. that is the conclusion the feds have finally come to. next week marts one year since the pipeline explosion decimated the neighborhood killing eight and destroying 38 homes. joe vazquez joins with us more on the ntsb findings, detailed in a scathing report. >> you know, over the last year, we have heard from pg&e kind of hemming and hawing about who is to blame. now it's official. they say pg&e was definitely at fault. >> they had information within 10 minutes to know there was a line break.
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that should have prompted an urgent response. but it did not. >> reporter: a scathing final report from the national transportation safety board lays the blame of the san bruno fire not just on pipes with welds but more directly the ntsb says it was faulty management on the part of pg&e before and immediately following last september's explosion. >> it was compounded over the years by a litany of failures, including poor recordkeeping, inadequate inspection programs, and integrity management program without integrity. >> reporter: ntsb investigators say a power outage caused the pipeline to surge beyond capacity and blow up. the pipe installed in 1956 had no automatic or remote control valves to shut it off. what's worse, pg&e's poor communication in the minutes following the explosion. they didn't even call 911. >> according to the procedures, the dispatch center and other center were not required to notify emergency responders of a
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possible gas rupture. furthermore, when the san bruno police department called the dispatch center, there was a missed opportunity for the dispatcher to exchange information about the emergency. >> reporter: the ntsb says what could have been a 15-or 20- minute fire lasted more than an hour wiping out more and more homes in the process. do you have a new emergency response plan? >> we are deeply sorry that our pipeline is the cause of this tragedy. >> reporter: the spokesman, david eisenhower, says pg&e is already installing some of those automatic and remote- controlled shutoff valves but installing all of them could take years. do you have a new emergency response plan? >> we have one. i don't know exactly where it is in the process. but we do have one. we're updating it. we are just going to keep evolving it as we learn more. >> reporter: so if it happened again today, tomorrow, god forbid, there's a new --at least there is an interim plan, something in place that enables you to notify law enforcement, for example? >> sure, yeah. yeah. we're constantly updating our emergency plans.
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>> reporter: a new emergency plan is among the 29 new safety recommendation issued by the board today. as for whether pg&e can be trusted to follow the recommendations, the chairwoman says, it's like the old saying, trust but verify. >> where trust is not merited make sure that the penalty is high because when there's an accident like the one in san bruno, it's too late. we stand adjourned. >> reporter: the ntsb also blasted the state regulatory agency the california public utilities commission for poor oversight. that agency says it's going to issue its report in december after which they say pg&e may face some serious fines. >> you know, the thing that comes to mind here in all of this is that was one community. and how many countless communities have pg&e pipeline running under it and when the spokesperson says he doesn't really know the new protocol for the safety plan, that should be priority number one
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after this. >> reporter: they said they are working on it, that it's evolving. i'm not sure what the details are and we were sort of pressing for that. in fact, one of the ntsb persons said i'm not sure they have a new -- a stadium in place. we were covering this live for quite some time and why is it still feeding the fire? they had -- it was too hot to get close enough to shot it off. they didn't have an automatic valve. they didn't center a remote control valve. that's what they are talking about putting in place now. >> in countless community. >> it's going to take long time. >> can't be soon enough. >> we're all holding our breath. one year almost to the day. >> reporter: hard to believe. >> joe vazquez, thank you. for survivors in san bruno, that federal report is providing little relief and a lot of questions tonight. len ramirez shows us how furious some neighbors are after a year after the disaster. >> reporter: that's right. they are still mad, tired, weary of this process. and many are still suffering from the post-traumatic stress
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of the day. they were hoping for a little relief and a little more new information from this ntsb report. unfortunately, they were disappointed today. the houses are slowly coming back to san bruno's crestmoor neighborhood but for neighbors the answers to the pipeline disaster are still missing even after the ntsb's year-long investigation. you were hoping for more out of this report? >> yes, of course. >> reporter: like what? >> that they found the reason, why they put pieces of pipes together down here. how did that happen? they don't know who did it, i guess. so why don't they know? >> this should never have happened if they had been doing their jobs. >> reporter: mike and judy live just above the spot where the pipeline blew. the once pretty view is now a daily reminder of the eight deaths and dozens of homes lost here last september 9. although federal investigators cited a
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litany of failures by pg&e you judy says their report seems to ignore one of her biggest questions. >> where did the money go that they got to redo -- to inspect the pipes? puc has given them everything they wanted forever, every dime, every dollar. it's gone. where is it gone? it was supposed to go here. i don't know whether it went elsewhere. we have had a rough year. >> reporter: she says she can still see the flames and feel the heat we she closes other eyes and mike still has nightmares. >> it's kind of gone down. at first every night for about three months woke up hearing that roar of the pipe, feeling the heat. it was terrible. >> reporter: other neighbors say they still have nightmares, too. this person drives through the maze of construction equipment and the roadblocks wondering why no one has ever been held
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responsible. >> maintain, repair, fix it. >> reporter: teddy bears, flowers and other memorials for the victims are fading in the sun. >> this is a piece of glenview drive. >> reporter: mike is holding on to the asphalt that flew into his yard like a blast. he said someone may need it more than him. >> someday i'd like to chair it to the chairman of pg&e personally. he can tuesday for a paperweight. >> reporter: neighbors are looking forward to getting that neighborhood back. a few of the homes are coming back but there's still many empty spaces. allen, in the anniversary that's coming up on 9 september, there will be many families who have not come back not, coming back for a reunion. it will be a difficult time for some of the neighbors. but an important thing for them to do to reconnect with those people who have been gone now for almost a year. >> absolutely. it will be tough. but necessary. and len, i guess what i'm
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hearing overall is, neighbors want accountability here. they want somebody to stand up and give them some real solid answers. >> reporter: exactly. we have heard, you know, through media reports a lot of what was said in that ntsb report but now they are really looking for, you know, some penalties to find out, you know, did somebody do something with the money that should have gone into those inspections? where did that money go? you know, that was one of the key questions, follow the money. it's always a key question in any investigation. >> answer from pg&e now. all right. len ramirez, thank you. a woman suspected of posing as a san bruno blast victim was in court today. niesha taylor is accused of going to a disaster center and saying that her home burned so she could collect benefits. she will face a jury trial. a gas leak shut down several streets in concord this
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morning and it is now capped. a line was broken during construction. several nearby streets were closed while the line was capped. the chp shut down the east- and westbound off-ramps from highway 4 to port chicago way. the owner of a nearby bird store was concerned about what would happen to his birds if they were forced to evacuate. >> this is a bird store and they are sensitive. we have 400 birds. >> the employees were evacuated. the birds were not. they were okay. the gas line was capped and roads reopened by 11:30 well, they are built to be convenient for customers but because of their location, some bay area banks also stand out as better targets for thieves. that seems to be the case.
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ann notarangelo reports. >> reporter: wells fargo and bank become are not going to disclose how they are beefing up security but after eight robberies this summer, clearly something had to be done to protect employees and customers. >> it's like back in the depression days, you know, with gangsters and, you know, they --the bonnie and clyde people, you know. >> reporter: no one is surprised to hear that in this economy a number of banks have been robbed on i-80 in recent months. starting in july there have been two bank robberies in vacaville, one in dixon, three in vallejo, one in benicia and last week the attempted robbery of a loomis armored car in front of a bank in pinole. >> i use atms because nowadays you don't feel safe anywhere. i just like to get to the atm and get out. >> reporter: so avoid going inside the bank for your safety? >> yeah. >> reporter: in an email to cbs 5, a bank of america spokesman wrote, we are constantly adjusting our security strategy to deter potential crimes and address live time incidents. this is true for our banking centers in vallejo and along the i-80 corridor where we have increased various security measures.
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do you notice security changes inside the bank? >> not too much. not so much inside. there's more people greeting you coming through the door looking at you like a greeter or something and they never used to have. >> reporter: bank of america and wells fargo will not disclose their enhanced security but say customers may see some of the new measures but not all. they could include guards or bulletproof glass. do you think the banks can make it safer for you to go inside? >> no. not at this time. i mean, unless i see four our five armed security guard, you know, anybody nowadays can walk in and hide a gun. >> reporter: but one man thinks what's happening outside the banks is the bigger issue. >> they cut the police department in half. how are you going to cover the whole city of vallejo? >> reporter: you think it makes vallejo an easy target? >> why wouldn't it? >> reporter: this isn't to say people are in a panic.
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we saw lots of people using various banks without concern. >> nol a big deal. >> reporter: a wells fargo said that spokesman said her bank has a robbery reward program. if somebody turns in the name of someone who robbed a bank and they are arrested that could earn that person $5,000 or more. in vallejo, ann notarangelo, cbs 5. a robby suspect got stuck in an attic and had to be rescued today. oakland police surrounded a home on melrose avenue near 49th where several robbery suspects barricaded themselves. horace mann elementary school was locked down. parents had to escort the children home on the second day of school. police spotted a suspect car this morning and traced it to a home in another incident.
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>> directed the officers to do, they tip to gather the suspect, fire less lethal beanbag rounds into the window to break out the window to start negotiations. >> those attempts did not work so police brought in the s.w.a.t. team. suspects surrendered. firefighters rescued one of them in an attic where he was hiding and got stuck. police arrested 9 suspects. he predicted a threat like 9/11 and when terrorists struck he was ready. the unsung hero who died leading thousands of colleagues to safety and the special tribute from the san francisco opera. stranded in the middle of a canyon for more than a day without enough food or clothing. the dramatic rescue mission for three missing hikers. >> ready to go? >> a bay area entrepreneur cooks up a tasty new business. the high-tech it was on grilled cheese. but is it really something customers will sink their teeth into? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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in the next week and a half, there will be many ceremonies honoring the victims and the heroes of 9/11 which happened nearly 10 years ago. one of those will be right here in san francisco. tonight, a closer look at an opera called heart of a soldier about september 11th and so much more. >> reporter: a decade ago terrorism lit its ugly bonfire on the u.s. soil. from the rubble of the world trade center have come incredible stories of rescue an survival but there is one story about one man and his life, death and legacy. one made by 9/11. >> i am looking at floor 75, 76, 77 and 78. >> go. ♪ [ music ]
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>> reporter: a story that will be presented by the san francisco opera. >> i'm glad you're saying the story because it is about that story. it's about rick. it's about this man who i would have very much liked to and been honored to have met. >> but time to head off to my work, my love ♪ >> reporter: baritone toms hampson will sing the lead role of rick. born in britain, came to the u.s. in the early '60s rick was a decorated soldier for measure in vietnam before becoming a u.s. citizen. >> hunting down terrorists, this will be the nature of the war in the future. >> reporter: as head of security for morgan stanley predicted the threat of terrorists flying a plane into the world trade center. then because he had anticipated and prepared on 9/11 he led all of morgan stanley's 2700 employees out of the south tower to safety.
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[ singing ] >> reporter: so how do you portray someone's life who is almost larger than life? everything he did in his life was tremendous. >> there's so many parts of him as a person that i admire and in some ways identify. i think he had a very sharp intuition. i think he was a very intelligent disciplined man. he was the kind of person who could galvanize people to actions and beliefs deeper than themselves than they had themselves. >> reporter: and after all 2700 were out, rick went back in for one final check. less than an hour after it was hit, tower 2 collapsed in a thundering crush of metal, glass, paper, dust and debris. >> go! >> reporter: rick never came out. >> i honestly don't think rick went up those stairs the last time thinking, well, you got to go, you got go, this is it. he did have that conversation with susan and he said, look,
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whatever happens, i love you. i have never loved anything like you. and our life fulfilled me. i'm okay. you be okay. >> reporter: so many people have had to pick up and move on with their lives since september 11th. but this opera inspired by the book, heart of a soldier, hopes to be one way that the country can reflect and move ahead. ♪ your perfume remains with you, you remain with me ♪ >> reporter: the driving force behind this project is san francisco opera general director david. >> so what is it about this story that struck you so deeply? >> communal tragedy, communal mourning and within that, the lives of three people who developed up to the point where they could play critical roles
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on 9/11. >> reporter: his original on prettic credit include harvey milk and nixon in china says this story has all the elements. history, love, tragedy, and certainly a hero. >> there have to be particular challenges though dealing with the fact that the pinnacle of this story happens on september 11th and here we are 10 years later. >> it's a sensitive topic and we -- i think we have taken a calculated risk that our event, our opera, will help people through the event. >> there are 7 performances of the opera at the war memorial operahouse beginning with the premier saturday, september 10. sunday september 11th there will be a special opera in the park concert at golden gate park, 2:00 and it's free. believe it or not, the
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white house is actually issued official guidelines on the commemoration of 9/11. memorialize those who died and thank those who helped including the military. present a positive forward- looking narrative. minimize references to al qaeda. and explain what the government has done to prevent another attack. a dramatic rescue for three hikers stranded in devils canyon for more than a day. search-and-rescue crews spotted them this morning and airlifted them out. they spent the night in the night in the rugged terrain of angeles national forest. the man, all said to be experienced hikers, went out for a 15-mile trek yesterday without overnight gear. when their families didn't hear from them by nighttime, they reported them missing. rescuers say the men were okay when they were found, they were just cold and hungry. >> pretty lucky and all right, roberta, we're getting back to
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summertime stuff. >> it felt like summertime in the city of dublin. looking towards mount diablo we have blue skies but it was cooler than yesterday. high temperatures so far today flirting with 38 degrees when yesterday was 89. compare that to this. summertime weather pattern, this is it. the clouds invading the city of san francisco so i tell you what, if you are heading on out totage park, for tonight's ballgame you still have time. we are playing host to the chicago cubs. 7:15 is the game time. very brisk with the clouds moving in, in the upper federal government and low 60s and here you have it -- in the upper 50s and low 60s and here you have it, fog scouring out tomorrow. san francisco for the morning rush in the mid-50s with the daytime high of 65. average high
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meanwhile, north of the golden gate bridge, with an overcast start, we will see some sunshine prevail by lunch hour and 75 degrees in napa. mid-50s with the clearing of the skies in pacifica, 60s common across the bay to the 70s and 80s inland. your extended forecast a repeat performance on thursday. warmer conditions friday as we slide toward the holiday. and that is your pinpoint forecast. the starbucks with grilled cheese? bay area man thinks he has the recipe. i'm mike sugerman, the story is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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industry. now a bay area trepenuer is cooki he made millions in the tech industry. and now a bay area entrepreneur is cooking up a new business
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plan. comfort food in the form of grilled cheese sandwiches. mike sugerman on why this businessman is putting his money where your mouth is. >> reporter: what can cause san franciscans to line up around the block? are they giving away ipads? no. they are selling grilled cheese sandwiches. today, grilled cheese sandwiches sold like hotcakes. >>delicious. >> reporter: the place is called melt and the brainchild of jonathan kaplan. >> it's nostalgic, brings back memories what mom used to make for you. >> reporter: he invented the flip camera which sold for millions to cisco in time. this year the flip-flop was discontinued. he has taken some of his money and started the south of market kitchen. >> your order is ready to go. >> grilled cheese seems to be the new cupcake, hot even when served cold. there's already a similar restaurant just blocks away. do you need two? or do you need 500?
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that's kaplan's plan around the country. >> lots of coffee shots and then there's starbucks. you know? so we think there will be lots of grilled cheese restaurants and that's great and our hope is that the melt will be a brand that americans know and love. >> reporter: great grilled cheese sandwich but 500 more stores across the country? is that going to work? not everybody thinks so. >> that is good. >> reporter: kit is an expert in consumer psychology, business professor at golden gate university. she loves a good grilled cheese as much as anyone. >> i think grilled cheese sandwiches just like a lot of other popular items, are going to be great for the next few years. >> reporter: but kaplan has heavy backers. a tech savvy system to order and pay on your smart phone even before you pick it up using high-tech tools for food mom used to make. mike sugerman, cbs 5.
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>> i used to get the tomato soup, my mom made it, a classic. >> or grilled cheese with tomatoes. criminals are take advantage of fewer cops. >> we have pimps coming up from fresno as well as coming down from the oakland area. >> next, at 6:30, the place some police are calling the bay area's own sin city. it's utter devastation. it's shocking and mind boggling. >> two days after irene flooding on the east coast is actually getting worse. and now there is another threat brewing off the coast. the mystery surrounding a high-profile art heist just got deeper. investigators have the goods but there's one thing they still can't figure out that could make or break the case. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,
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a crane and a ride have co enter off of some breaking news out of sacramento right now. a crane and a ride have collapsed at the scandia fun center off highway 80. two people have been hurt but it's not clear if their injuries are serious or not. sheriff's department says that it happened when two men were working on the ride called the screamer. they were about 50 feet in the air at the time. both the crane and part of the
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ride fell into a batting cage nearby. not clear if the maintenance workers were the people who were the ones who were hurt. it's a simple reality in many cash-strapped communities. fewer cops, that means criminals on the streets. in san jose, officers say cutbacks are attracting prostitutes to four hot spots. kiet do has the numbers to prove it. >> i -- i -- i do prostitution. >> reporter: her name is amanda and her newest territory for the world oldest "profession" is san jose. do you feel safer here? >> yeah, i do. a lot safer. >> reporter: how so, like why? >> it's not a lot of crazy people. >> reporter: the word on the street? sjpd is focusing on homicides and assaults. and nonviolent crimes like prostitution are not a priority. when you hear that, what do you think? >> i like it actually. it's easier on my job. >> reporter: in the wake of massive budget cuts and police layoffs, officers have been
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called in on their day off to act as a temporary surge of cops to deal with the crime. since july 1, 38 prostitutes and two johns have been arrested and 40 people have been cited for loitering and solicitation. >> we have pimps coming up from fresno as well as coming down from the oakland area to ply their trades. they look at it as a business opportunity. >> reporter: it became a hot button topic when the police union wrote an op. ed. piece entitled, san jose is becoming sin city. >> that's kind of ridiculous when you compare us to any other city. we have our problems but nowhere near as bad as oakland, san francisco or any other big city in the state of california or the state -- or america. >> reporter: amanda says with better customers here she can make $500 more a week than compared t oakland. what's your message about the growing prostitution problem? >> if they don't like it, do something about it. >> reporter: in san jose, kiet do, cbs 5. six members of the ms-13 gang could spend the rest of
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their lives in prison. today a federal jury convicted them of racketeering and conspiracy. prosecutors say the ms-13 gang has waged a war against rival gangs in san francisco's mission district. the gang has been found responsible for at least three murders in 2008. a seventh suspect was acquitted. other bay area headlines, richmond police are investigating three shootings in one night. a 19-year-old was shot on north jade street just after 9:00 last night. that person is in critical condition. an hour later someone opened fire on a car full of people near imperial avenue. two victims suffered nonlife- threatening engineers and then a few minutes after that a driver was shot on highway 80 near the mcdonald avenue exit. so far no arrests. a santa clara county chefs deputy shot a man after the suspect pointed a bb gun at him. the officer wanted to question 32-year-old kevin quinn net about a stolen car last night
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in cupertino. investigators say the man ran and pointed the bb gun at the deputy, who shot the man in the thigh. the suspect was treated and booked into santa clara county jail. there are some new questions tonight surrounding an art heist in southern california that made headlines worldwide. initially investigators believed an original rembrandt had been lifted from a marina del ray hotel. tonight randy paige reports they are not sure what it was that was actually stolen. it's been more than two weeks since the theft and recovery of this drawing and sheriff's investigators are trying to figure out what it is and who owns it. >> as of today we cannot verify that in fact this is a rembrandt. >> reporter: it was august 13th when the drawing presented as an original signed work of the dutch master was stolen from an art exhibit only to appear at an episcopal church a few days later apparently left there by
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the thief. sheriff's detectives began searching for the thief and prepared to release still photos taken by surveillance cameras at the ritz-carlton during the caper. then investigators realized that art experts around the world had never heard of this drawing called the judgment and could find no record that rembrandt had ever created it. >> we have gone all over the world. we have talked to many, many people. we cannot find this documented anywheres. now, is it possible that it's an undocumented rembrandt? one of those rare commodities? possible but highly unlikely. >> reporter: sheriff's detectives are shifting the focus of their investigation away from the alleged thief. >> focus was for the very beginning was who stole it. who took it? who are they? >> we were going to release a sketch and right now what we're doing as we move along there, we are now going to say, okay, who owns this? and what is it that -- what is it do they own exactly? >> and here's another question. what crime was committed here?
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if this was not a rembrandt, how much is this drawing worth if it's not worth anything, was the theft committed at all? in the newsroom, randy paige, cbs 5. a father about to lose his home to something extreme. not only did he leave his house behind. he left his son. where the runaway dad was finally busted. i'm very sure i'm alive. >> the only problem? her credit card company thought she was dead. what one california woman had to prove in order to be brought back to life. ,,
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ah yes. there it is. the "mystery spot". not a mammal in this household is willing to lay claim to its origin. we may never know. let that sink in, people. we may never know. but now? now is not the time for blame. now is the time for action. ♪call 1-800-steemer.
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to foreclosure, has been arrested in california. a ♪ father who police -- a minnesota father who police say abandoned his son because he was about to go through foreclosure was arrested in california. he was found in cambria yesterday. steven alexander was working nadelly. investigators say in july, he disappeared from his lakeville, minnesota, home. he was working in a deli.
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his 11-year-old son found two notes saying the father couldn't care for him because of financial troubles. cross faces child neglect. his son is living with an aunt. credit mistakes are hard to correspondent but what do you do when creditors think you're -- credit mistakes are hard to correct but what do you do when creditors think you're dead? julie watts reports. >> reporter: one credit expert says cases like this actually make up 10% of the credit cases he sees on every 1,000. being dead doesn't necessarily hurt your credit. having creditors close accounts because they think you're dead certainly can. she dabbles in the world of the dead, reading up on ghosts and take a class on psychic and spiritual knowledge. so it's a little ironic that someone in the credit world thinks glenda is dead. >> reporter: i'm sure i'm
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alive. >> reporter: but a recent rejection letter from a credit card company says otherwise. >> credit report bureau applicant is deceased. >> reporter: her bank shows the same thing. >> i need credit for something, i won't be able to get it. >> reporter: according to her credit record, several cards are reporting her as dead. how does this happen? >> it could be transposed social security number, similar name and address. >> reporter: this credit expert and author says you have to get on it right away or your credit cards could dry up. >> they see that you're deceased, they may shut off your credit line which could come back and hurt your credit score. >> reporter: to prevent that, glenda has sent the three major bureaus a copy of her social security card, driver's license, credit report and notarized letter explaining she is alive. >> the ball is in their court. they will have to figure out what went wrong because it's nothing wrong at my end. records well, the credit cart company g.e. money admitted it made a mistake and credit bureaus have assured us she is about to be brought back to life.
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now, it's still not clear what happened but glenda is expecting new credit reports from all three bureaus. credit experts say for the average consumer, this could take weeks or months to fix on your own and that could hit your credit. just more and more reason to check those credit reports once a year. you can do that for free at annualcreditreport.com. foreveryonedoingthemath,yes10 out of 1,000 is 10%. 100 out of 100 case that this dread expert sees has to do with credit. >> 10%. >> amazing. >> the math is okay. how much do i owe? if i'm dead. is it worth it? no, it's not. [ laughter ] >> all right. thank you. a wind of change is coming to the bay area just in time for the holiday weekend. we'll pinpoint the warmup with your forecast. beautiful graphic. big news for the 49ers and their fans. i'm dennis o'donnell. [ laughter ] >> and he may be the baby
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giraffe now but what was brandon belt's nickname growing up? find out in a few minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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the death toll stands at 44, in irene is gone but the east coast still suffering the aftermath. the number of dead is 44 in 13 states. nearly 3 million people are still without power. the national guard is airlifting supplies in for people stranded by the floodwaters. tropical storm katya could become a hurricane by tomorrow. pinkkrandall pinkston reports. >> reporter: national guard helicopters are bringing in food and water to devastated residents running out of supplies in vermont. water treatment plants have failed. all-terrain vehicles are the only way in and out. >> no water. no electricity.
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and pretty soon the icebox is going to be defrosted so there will be no food. >> reporter: in new jersey, a third of the downtown area in patterson is under water. numerous evacuations were done by boat throughout the day. >> there is record tide at record levels. it's too deep to go out their front door. >> we lost everything. >> reporter: this flood appears to be changing attitudes. in the past when i have covered floods, people would clean up and move in. but looking at these high waters homeowners said if they could sell, they would leave. have you ever seen it this bad? >> no. >> reporter: and there's virtually no way out of town. the dam left by the hurricane could total -- the damage left by the hurricane could total as much as $10 billion. randall pinkston, cbs 5, fairfield, new jersey. >> that's crazy video. very sad. >> it is very sad. what was amazing to me from experiencing irene on saturday
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before it even made landfall in the new york city area was the stifling air. you couldn't breathe. it was cloudy. very thick. no rain but we are seeing the effects of a storm in the southern hemisphere rather large storm. and the effect on us locally is increasingly building swells on all of our south-facing beaches. this was the scene in stinson beach where the waves were building. no watches or advisories posted yet. we'll keep a watchful eye for wednesday. overcast skies on the immediate seashore. sunshine at our local beaches but tomorrow in the mid-50s the waves are building. the rip currents extremely dangerous. winds whipping up 20 miles an hour. right now cloudy at the coast 50s. clouds in the bay 71 degrees in san jose dropping down to 58
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degrees overnight. anticipated overcast skies from the coast to the inland areas. we have this area of low pressure well to the north of the bay area enhancing our marine layer. the temperatures were cooler than yesterday topping off at 82 in livermore down from 89 yesterday. below average temperatures at least for the next two days. this is the marine layer pushing onshore. burns off earlier. too much 50s at the coast, 60s at the bay, tomorrow 50s at the coast, 60s at the bay, 70s across the peninsula. santa rosa should be at 83. the ridge of high pressure strengthens on thursday allowing to us warm to 90 degrees inland. summertime weather conditions for the bay area leading all the way into the holiday on monday. what is that? what is this? do you guys know what that is? egret.
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>> it says it right this. >> the big pretty bird. david fair, thank you so much for sending in this picture. we invite you to send us your pictures here at cbssf.com. make it a good night. we'll be right back after this. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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gore to a new three year, i was looking at the picture of frank gore behind you. >> that picture was taken out before he got his contract. >> now he is happy. >> he is the best offense ever player to have on the team. he can run, catch and block without him they are going nowhere. 49ers have signed frank gore to a the year $20 million extension. >> whew. >> $13.5 million guaranteed. >> wow. >> wow. >> so i want to be here. i want to finish my career here. you know? you never see, you know, runningback do this in football. you into? i want to be a 9er. they drafted me and hopefully i can finish my career here. >> the 9ers also activated michael crabtree from the "physically unable to perform"
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list. crabtree has been sidelined with a broken foot and while today was his first official practice, apparently he was seen catching passes yesterday which is a no-no for a player on the pup list. >> there's absolutely no malice by the team to -- to try to break any rules or steal practice reps for michael crabtree. did he or did he not practice? i can answer that question. he did not practice. >> how silly is that? we're talking about practice. >> he was walking around playing catch. so the malice wasn't on our part. i think the malice was the way it was written in the question that's being portrayed. >> ouch. we are two days away from the 9ers final game of the presee season thursday night in san diego. you can see the preseason game here on cbs 5 at 7:00. former bruins michael ryder
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got his day with the stanley cup and didn't go quite as smooth as planned. >> oh. >> he will pay for that. >> the cup weighs 35-pound. it was slightly dented. but it did avoid serious damage. [ laughter ] as an indians september can't come fast enough for trevor cahill winless this month. sixth inning indians up 2-1. santana two-run shot to right. indians lead 6-2 in the 9th inning. giants were hopeful brandon belt would ignite their game. he looked like he was going to do that when he cracked the line-up on opening day. >> it's a pleasure to tell you congratulations. you're in big leagues now. you can hang with me for a while. >> grab a beer.
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♪ [ music ] >> i'm sure you have seen that clip a couple of times. how do you feel when you see it? >> pretty embarrassed. it was actually a really exciting time in my life. it was a lot of fun into that happened and it's on tape and my family can watch it and my wife can watch it. it's a pretty cool feeling. when i see it on tv, it's a little embarrassing. i tell people i had allergies. >> did you drink the beer? >> i never drank it. there was so much on my mind, i didn't stop to think about drinking it. >> i'm physically awkward. i am emotionally awkward. i'm socially awkward. anything you can think of i'm awkward at it. >> you had a nickname called a monkey one time when you were younger? >> yeah. you know, i want to say i was in fourth or fifth grade and all the girls thought i looked like a monkey and i was like man this is a huge confidence booster right now. i can't wait to get in high school so i can get girlfriend but i grew out of it.
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i had big ears and i grew into them a little bit. [ laughter ] >> unfortunately, not even barry bonds or willie mays could save the offense. they scored fewer runs than any team in baseball. they are five games behind the diamondbacks with only 27 left to play. >> the offense kind of knows that we need to step our game up a little bit and somebody has to be done. maybe it should be somebody on offense step up and throw a little temper tantrum, tell somebody to get their butt in gear. >> i think you should do that tomorrow. [ laughter ] >> i think i'll lay low. >> brandon going to have an out burt. it's time to start. he will have an outburst. >> he great husband beautiful wife in. they have great personalities. >> he is funny. >> some people call him the most approachable player in the giants clubhouse and i found out why sunday night. great guy. >> we all think the stanley cup looks more like an egg now. it's definitely out of round.
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>> i just want to see it close in and person. when is that going to happen? >> next season! >> "eye on the bay" is next. see you at 10:00 and 11:00. switching to progressive could mean hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive.
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